3-Ingredient Cocktail Recipes
Maybe you have limited ingredients lying around the house, or maybe it’s just been a long day at work and you’re not feeling very motivated. Sometimes, a 3-ingredient cocktail recipe is exactly what you need. Believe it or not, there are a plethora of recipes that use only 3 ingredients. Of course, that’s especially true if you don’t count a dash or two of bitters.
Here, we offer 15 recipes you can make using just 3 ingredients (and not a dash more). The garnish is all up to you!
BOOZY ARNOLD PALMER
This popular summertime staple gets an adult makeover with our Bourbon, lemon juice, and black tea honey syrup.
BLOOD ORANGE & BASIL BOURBON
You might assume this drink is complicated, but delicious doesn’t mean it’s difficult to make. All you need here is Bourbon, simple syrup, and blood orange juice.
CLASSIC OLD FASHIONED
This old and simple favorite has three classic flavors—Bourbon, simple syrup, and Angostura bitters.
Nothing is more reliable than an Old Pal, and this Old Pal only requires Bourbon, Cappelletti, and Dolin Blanc Vermouth.
Our Bourbon combines with equal parts Cocchi di Torino sweet vermouth and Campari in this colorful and flavorful cocktail.
The Ti' packs just the right punch without a lot of fuss, combining First Run Rum with simple syrup and a slice of lime.
MAD APPLE MULE
This simple Mad Apple Mule combines Ginger Ale (we recommend Venetian Ginger Ale) with our Mad Apple Brandy, plus a dash of Angostura bitters.
This lovely cocktail gets its rose color from Jack Rudy Craft Grenadine, and its unique flavor from our Mad Apple Brandy, along with some lime juice.
This simple cocktail lets the flavor of our Maple Cask Rum shine through, along with some demerara simple syrup and fresh squeezed lime juice.
This light and refreshing adult beverage is made with our Maple Cask Rum, ginger beer, and a lime wedge.
Sweet red vermouth and bitter orange Campari are the perfect components to balance and enhance our aged PX Rum, which offers a caramelized oak barrel influence.
RYE GOLD RUSH
Revolution Rye, honey simple syrup and freshly squeezed lemon juice combine to create this bright, citrus cocktail with a whole lot of character.
There may be minimal ingredients, but this cocktail provides maximum flavor, combining our Revolution Rye with Campari and Carpano Antica Vermouth.
RUM 44 DAIQUIRI
This clean, simple and citrusy daiquiri features our Rum 44, simple syrup and lime juice. That’s it!
The sweet and herbal flavors of Cappelletti pairs with Dolin Blanc and our Vanilla Rum in this tasty cocktail, which is similar to an Old Pal.
If you read through the ingredients, you can see that it helps to have some staples on hand, such as a great sweet and dry vermouth, bitters, and fresh citrus, in addition to your base spirits. We have both versatile and flavorful spirits at Mad River Distillers, so we encourage you to explore our products and purchase the spirit that works best with your go-to cocktails. Happy mixing!
Written by Brianne Lucas and published on March 27, 2022.